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A Guide To North Vancouver Municipality And Living There

North VancouverThe North Vancouver municipality serves and manages the city’s infrastructure and welfare. It made up of elected board members who ensure the city remain efficient and safe. The North Vancouver municipality is perhaps the reason the city ranks as a top international destination.

Real Estate

Real estate in North Vancouver is characterized by hundreds of property listings. The real estate industry serves and caters for everyone and any budget. Condos, apartments, houses to rent and houses to buy are all listed. It is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors of North Vancouver, and is attracting investors from all over. In 2009, the city was rated among the best places to live in.

Accommodation

Finding suitable and affordable housing in North Vancouver is not difficult, although you’ll need to do some research on the best accommodation. Whether you are looking to rent or buy a house, apartment or condo, Vancouver has a plethora of furnished and unfurnished options. Different accommodations come with their attributes: some within vicinity to outdoor activities, and some in secluded, quiet areas.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle in North Vancouver is depicted by different activities. The city encourages healthy and active lifestyles, and supports recreation pursuits for all residents. The North Vancouver recreation and culture commission oversees the delivery of several outdoor and indoor activities suitable for all ages, abilities and interests.

Weather conditions in North Vancouver vary and allows for different activities such as; snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The city is a blend of diverse cultures originating from England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and Asia. As a resident or visitor you’ll get the opportunity to immerse yourself in these distinct cultures and ethnicities; you can also try out different indigenous meals in any of the many restaurants.

Villages in North Vancouver

Villages like deep cove and Lynn Valley are common references in books, websites and the locals when they talk of the north shore. These two are village-like areas within the city, but not large enough to be called districts.

Deep Cove

Nestled at the foot of Mount Seymour and next to the Indian Arm, it is a great place to relax and sightsee. Can be extremely busy on summer weekends, but has several restaurants, shops, hiking spots, parks and canoe rentals to keep you occupied. You can also get a snack from the many takeaway outlets, lie on the grass and watch different activities unfold around you. Deep Cove can be reached by taking the exit on Dollarton highway after the second narrows bridge, and going along till the end. Buses #211 or #212 will take you there.

Lynn valley

Situated on Lynn Valley Road, north of Hwy 1, this community has restaurants, shops and two parks with swimming and hiking facilities. It boasts a new plaza and library designed to provide a common meeting place for the community. You can commute there by taking exit 19 on Hwy 1 or buses #228, #210, #255 or #229.

Doing business

Whether you are looking to invest in a business or starting a new one, North Vancouver offers some of the greatest opportunities in North America with no need to commute. According to a 2013 KPMG report on competitive alternatives, Vancouver ranked 5th with an index score of 87.0, falling marginally behind the likes of Frankfurt, London, Paris and Tokyo. Canada enjoys AAA credit rating, making it one of the best places to do business. A sound financial system that is noted by low interest rates, competitiveness and stability make it a top investment destination.

Craft beer

North Vancouver recently enjoyed the opening of its 4th craft beer brewery. If you are a craft beer lover, then you won’t be disappointed as every bar in the city sells it.

Seaspan

Seaspan delivers paramount marine solutions. The company offers deep-sea and coastal transportation, ship building, bunkering and ship repair services throughout North America. The company also offers ferry and shipyard services via other affiliate shipping companies. The ideal ferry service for the north shore.

North VancouverInformation Links:

http://www.nvchamber.ca
http://www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com
http://www.cnv.org
http://northvanrec.com/facilities/default.aspx
http://www.cnv.org/Your-Government/Official-Community-Plan

Commuting

Although North Vancouver has several public commuter options, most people prefer driving around. Nevertheless the city has one of the highest travel times in Canada, ranking higher than the national average. Buses, taxis and trains are popular commuting services; Seabus offers ferry services, Skytrain offers a rail service throughout Vancouver and surrounding areas, and Translink manages all transportation across the city.

New North Vancouver Live MLS Listings

North Vancouver Neighborhood

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  • 550 LOWRY Lane in North Vancouver: Dollarton House for sale : MLS® # R2200127

    Main Photo: 550 LOWRY Lane in North Vancouver: Dollarton House for sale : MLS® # R2200127
    $10,800,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2200127
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    6,519 sq. ft.
    Custom built ‘Tuscan Style ‘mansion located in sought-after Dollarton area in North Vancouver. Over 13,000 sq. ft.flat lot with private dock, spectacular water views and a meticulously maintained home. The floor plan is perfect for raising a family with 4 bedrooms upstairs that are all equipped with beautiful en suites and an absolutely incredible master bedroom suite. The main level offers an amazing open floor plan with 180 degree water & mountain views. Downstairs includes full size Billiard, media and utility rooms, wine cellar. More details
    Magsen Realty Inc.
  • 3968 ST. PAULS Avenue in North Vancouver: Upper Lonsdale House for sale : MLS® # R2221234

    Main Photo: 3968 ST. PAULS Avenue in North Vancouver: Upper Lonsdale House for sale : MLS® # R2221234
    $5,280,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2221234
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    5,711 sq. ft.
    VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS! A fantastic home with 270 degree unblocked with water, city and mountain views! Located on the top with a beautiful flat corner lot in Upper Lonsdale. Many upgrades for media room, interior design and landscaping after this new house was built in 2015. 4 bedrooms with ensuites upstairs and 3 bedrooms in the basement with a legal guest suite. Air conditioning , radiant heat, media room, wet bar, wok kitchen, speaker system throughout, top of the line appliances, sprinkler system, large deck, BBQ, etc. Absolutely private garden with stunning views and landscaping setting. Close to Lonsdale shopping centre. Agent Open Dec.7, Thursday 10am-12pm. More details
    Regent Park Realty Inc.
  • 1120 TALL TREE Lane in North Vancouver: Canyon Heights NV House for sale : MLS® # R2195481

    Main Photo: 1120 TALL TREE Lane in North Vancouver: Canyon Heights NV House for sale : MLS® # R2195481
    $4,750,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2195481
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    5,442 sq. ft.
    Welcome to 1120 Tall Tree Lane, where youthful spirit meets STUNNING CONTEMPORARY OPEN CONCEPT style that you will LOVE FOREVER. THIS IS A VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY for the BUYERS to contribute to the final choices (house is under construction and is 120 days away from being completed) - builder will work with buyers to add their personal touch to this 3 floor 5500 SQUARE FOOT, incredible design with floor plan that is simply PERFECT. The 1800 square foot main floor open concept with office is PERFECT along with the 2200 square foot DREAMLIKE downstairs open concept with NO SUITE. Luxury is EVERYWHERE in the house. Top of the line EVERYTHING. KLR builders have simply outdone themselves. A must see. GREAT Mountain VIEW> More details
    Angell Hasman & Assoc.Rlty.Ltd
  • 947 HUNTINGDON Crescent in North Vancouver: Dollarton House for sale : MLS® # R2224061

    Main Photo: 947 HUNTINGDON Crescent in North Vancouver: Dollarton House for sale : MLS® # R2224061
    $4,698,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2224061
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    9,199 sq. ft.
    Truly one of a kind 9,199 sq.ft of architectural designed concrete construction on a serene cul-de-sac in Dollarton, North Van Completely custom built home ft. comprehensive reno completed in 2017. Oversize kitchen ft. two 10ft islands w/quartz counters, Sub Zero main & wine fridges, Wolf oven & gas range, Wolf steam oven, 2 Asko DW's & 2 pantry's. Main floor is centered by commercial grade steel floating staircase & custom glass display wine rm. Floors are coated w/extra wide brushed white oak w/floor radiant heat. Upstairs ft. 4 beds w/4 full baths incl. spa inspired master ensuite w/walk in steam shower & soaker tub & 876 sqft terrace off master. Lower floor ft. state of the art gym, media rm w/120 inch screen & stadium seating. 6 car garage w/10ft ceilings & power tool connection. This home has commercial grade Distech heating & electrical system w/double Viesman boilers, A/C heat pump system & Control 4 Automation. A truly world class residence with room to grow. Homes like this rarely come to market. More details
    RE/MAX Crest Realty and RE/MAX Select Properties
  • 998 MELBOURNE Avenue in North Vancouver: Forest Hills NV House for sale : MLS® # R2213897

    Main Photo: 998 MELBOURNE Avenue in North Vancouver: Forest Hills NV House for sale : MLS® # R2213897
    $4,599,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2213897
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    5,794 sq. ft.
    This stunning custom-built home is both unique and beautiful in its’ construction. Situated on a large, bright, oversized corner lot, this modern family residence has been designed with a casual elegance that is unparalleled in today’s market. From the moment you step into the home, the quality finishing’s are apparent and the exceptional floor plan is skilfully merged with modern details. The main floor offers a grand foyer and large great room/dining area, a family room and elegant kitchen. The living area is highlighted by the seamless flow between the indoor and outdoor entertainment havens, which are artfully connected with expansive eclipse folding doors that allow for an effortless flow between the main living area and the spectacular outdoor space. More details
    VPG Realty Inc.
  • 4476 LIONS Avenue in North Vancouver: Canyon Heights NV House for sale : MLS® # R2209053

    Main Photo: 4476 LIONS Avenue in North Vancouver: Canyon Heights NV House for sale : MLS® # R2209053
    $4,598,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2209053
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    6,239 sq. ft.
    This beautiful Edgemont home captures your attention with a combination of superb workmanship and excellent design. The home boasts over 6,200 square feet on 3 levels, 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms on a 9,600 square foot lot. The main features a fabulous great room, stunning kitchen with high end Miele appliances, formal living room, wok kitchen, laundry room and office. Upstairs are 4 spacious bedrooms, all ensuited and a luxurious master. Downstairs in an entertainers dream a controlled wine room, bar, games area, rec room, media room, sauna as well as a 1 or 2 bedroom suite. Other features include HRV, AC and backup power, radiant heat and surround sound. Short 5 minute walk to Handsworth Secondary and Canyon Heights Elementary. Come see for yourself! More details
    RE/MAX Crest Realty [NVan]
  • 4128 SUNSET Boulevard in North Vancouver: Canyon Heights NV House for sale : MLS® # R2192269

    Main Photo: 4128 SUNSET Boulevard in North Vancouver: Canyon Heights NV House for sale : MLS® # R2192269
    $4,498,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2192269
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    7
    Floor Area:
    5,941 sq. ft.
    This stunning “Sunset Gardens” masterpiece by CITY LINE DEVELOPMENTS boasts 5,941 square feet on 3 levels and a fantastic floorplan. The main has an impressive great room, office with private entrance, wok kitchen and flows seamlessly through eclipse doors to beautiful backyard. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms including the master suite with walk in closet, fireplace, spa tub and steam shower. Downstairs is an entertainers dream with full bar, media room, rec room, fitness room, storage and a 1 bedroom nanny suite, simply the best basement you will find. Features include Miele appliances, AC/HRV, radiant heating, backup generator and Control 4 home automation. Anticipated completion October 2017 More details
    RE/MAX Crest Realty [NVan] and RE/MAX Crest Realty
  • 5606 INDIAN RIVER Drive in North Vancouver: Woodlands-Sunshine-Cascade House for sale : MLS® # R2198204

    Main Photo: 5606 INDIAN RIVER Drive in North Vancouver: Woodlands-Sunshine-Cascade House for sale : MLS® # R2198204
    $4,490,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2198204
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    3,667 sq. ft.
    A 27,000 sq.ft. waterfront retreat hidden in an idyllic natural setting with a 200 ft. frontage and private hidden beach. 180 degree sweeping ocean view! Original house is work of art designed by Dan White while being renovated in the most artistic way at the cost of $1 million. An inviting lounge/living area with high ceiling, skylights, spiral staircase. The house also features open floor plan perfect for entertaining, custom mill work kitchen, air conditioning and a floor plumbed with heating and cooling system. Government wharf is just steps away (saving you the worry of building your own!). Adjacent lot is for sale too - 5600 Indian River Dr. has 14,400 sq.ft. semi-water with ocean view! Both properties are just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. More details
    Angell Hasman & Assoc.Rlty.Ltd
  • 983 TUDOR Avenue in North Vancouver: Forest Hills NV House for sale : MLS® # R2222790

    Main Photo: 983 TUDOR Avenue in North Vancouver: Forest Hills NV House for sale : MLS® # R2222790
    $4,488,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2222790
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    6
    Floor Area:
    5,265 sq. ft.
    Welcome to 983 Tudor Avenue, where youthful spirit meets SOPHISTICATION. THIS WORLD CLASS ART PIECE is injected with innovation and sustainable design, combining drama, functionality and tranquilly to achieve an URBAN OASIS. AWARDED the BEST SINGLE FAMILY HOME in CANADA award for 2016 & 2017, Marble Construction has simply outdone themselves. In all the homes I've sold for Marble, I feel that this one could be the BEST! It's OPEN CONCEPT main entrance and transition from the front door to living room to kitchen to back yard is PERFECTLY planned. AN ENTERTAINERS DREAM for sure! Set on a 8640 square foot lot, THE MOUNTAIN VIEW creates such a warmth so that one will desire to return home quickly EVERYDAY. More details
    Angell Hasman & Assoc.Rlty.Ltd
  • 920 MELBOURNE Avenue in North Vancouver: Edgemont House for sale : MLS® # R2227105

    Main Photo: 920 MELBOURNE Avenue in North Vancouver: Edgemont House for sale : MLS® # R2227105
    $4,488,000
    Residential Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2227105
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    5,335 sq. ft.
    Escape to this visual wonder on Melbourne. Located in the heart of Edgemont Village, this stunning residence was meticulously created by luxury home builders Nesbou Develop & designed by famed Morez Designs. This Energy Star efficient trophy home boasts an elegant open concept layout with high end designer finishing's throughout. Main floor highlights an entertainers' dream with a stunning model kitchen equipped with top of the line Miele appliances, draped in natural Italian marble counter tops & a perfectly equipped wok kitchen. Walk out to the sun drenched private backyard through the expansive eclipse EuroLine doors to your built in barbeque and lounge. The Melbourne marvel is fully loaded with lavish features including a beautiful outdoor cascading water feature, radiant heat, 13' ceilings in family & living room, Control4 speaker system with iPod, accent wine wall &wet bar, a legal suite and much more. The unparalleled Edgemont location & the timeless West-Coast design makes this the perfect luxury home More details
    Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty
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